Post # 16
My SIL just gave me all of her TTC books last week, and once we’re back from our honyemoon in a week or so, I’ll start reading – and hopefully will also have the TTC talk after that since we wanted to wait until after our honeymoon, for sure.
I’ve been on the pill since I’ve been 21, and will be 34 next week. I am assuming it will take us MONTHS once we start.
Post # 17
A good friend of mine has a (very wanted) oops baby that happened first try, she got pregnant at 30.
I’m not TTC yet, I’m almost 32 and I’m rather terrified that I”m going to have a really hard time. Thankfully I have other friends (and this whole community) who are super supportive and open about their struggles. One of my friends had a really hard time and it was made harder by the lack of people willing to talk about the problems they had TTC. As a result she is very open about her struggles.
Post # 18
My friend is 33 and they were successful the first month they tried.
Post # 19
I’d like to chime in and point out that the majority of the people who responded above got pregnant unusually fast. I’m 29 and I’m on cycle 6 with no bfp. 60% of healthy couples take 3-4 months to get pregnant, but that also means 40% take longer than that.
Post # 20
32 and I got pregnant within a month of going off the pill.
Post # 21
I was on the pill for 10 years, and cycle 2: bam! You just never know. 🙂
Post # 22
I was 31.5 when we started TTC and we got pregnant on the first try. I have a friend who also got pregnant on the first try and she is 34.
On the flip side…I have a friend who tried for +6 months and is 27. I really don’t think age has a ton to do with it until you get into the mid/late 30s.
Post # 23
I’m 37 and we’re just not preventing right now. My mom was 40 when she got pregnant with me and it was on the first try (I was born a little more than 9 months after mom and dad got married). My best friend got pregnant on the first month with both her kids and she was over 30 for both. Nobody knows how it will be for you. All you can do going in is to make sure you are in good overall health.
Post # 24
So true! I’m just going to think positive thoughts when we do start TTC.
Post # 25
i’m 32 and we conceived on our second month properly trying. I did use OPK’s so i did know when i was ovulating.
The first month we started TTC mid way through the month and had already missed the Fertile Week but we didn’t know this. The next month I used an OPK and we hit the right time, and then the month after that I got my BFP. So in total TTC was about 2.5 months 🙂
I was also freaked out by the statistic. I’m only about 6 weeks along so I’m praying everything goes well as the statistic on MC’s are also really frightening.
Best of luck!
Post # 26
It definitely happens! I’m 36 and he’s 37. The first time we hit the fertile window unprotected it happened for us! I’m currently 12 weeks pregnant. I was prepared for it to take a lot longer due to our ages, but in our case we didn’t need the extra time.
Post # 27
I’m 31 and in my first TWW. Fingers crossed I can come back and post, if not this month, then shortly thereafter!
Post # 28
— I think people are more likely to talk about how long it took them to conceive when they were very lucky (first or second try) or very unlucky (medical intervention). The only people who have told me how long it took them to conceive all said 1-2 months or they needed IUI/IVF. Presumably, most people with children actually conceived in 3-12 months, but it doesn’t sound special to say that!
Post # 29
I got pregnant 1 month shy of turning 31 with our honeymoon baby (weren’t actively trying but not preventing). I got pregnant with the second one just after turning 33 on the first try (I was using opk this time). My sister is 30 and they have been trying for a year. You just never know.
Post # 30
I was 31 when we started trying in July and 32 when I got pregnant right around Halloween.